The July Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art Auction

Dawsons are delighted to be able to bring to auction a beautiful selection of wonderful items...

July 29th will see a beautiful selection of wonderous, interesting, and historical items under the hammer within our Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art auction.


22/07/2021    

Among the highlights of our sale is a lovely 19th century Doulton Lambeth stoneware jardiniere by Hannah Barlow, typically decorated in sgraffito with a band of deer, within acanthus leaf and foliate borders, incised marks with monogram signature to base, dated 1886.

Lot 518 Doulton Lambeth stoneware jardiniere by Hannah Barlow. Estimate: £400 - £600

 

As is often the case Asian Art features prominently within our Fine Art sale, including a wonderful Chinese gilt bronze buddha (Qing) seated in bhumisparsha mudra, on a double lotus throne.

Lot 170 Chinese gilt bronze buddha. Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

 

Whilst we also have a beautiful Chinese hongmu open cabinet, which is carved throughout with Dogs of Fo and fruiting vines. This lovely cabinet is bamboo and pieced with fruit-shaped panels above a pair of cupboard doors and a short drawer, supported on shaped claw and ball feet.

Lot 126 Chinese hongmu open cabinet. Estimate: £1500 - £1800

 

Tribal Art features within this sale, and an Ibibio standing male figure, from Nigeria forms part of a private West Yorkshire collection together with a West African maternity figure.

Lot 248, an Ibibio standing male figure and a West African maternity figure. Estimate: £150 - £250

 

With Summer in full swing, we are sure that a Clarice Cliff Bon Jour coffee service (circa 1933) in the 'Secrets' pattern will prove popular. Comprising coffee pot, cream, sugar and six cups and saucers, hand painted in a stylised cottage landscape in tonal greens with graduated green to yellow banding, featuring 'Fantasque' and 'Bizarre' marks.

Lot 543 Clarice Cliff Bon Jour coffee service. Estimate: £700 - £900

 

 

 

Antique furniture is always a strong feature of our sales, and this French Kingwood and marquetry inlaid Gueridon is a lovely item. The shaped top centred by a shell and scrollwork on a quarter veneered ground, above three inlaid drawers, on squared cabriole legs with gilt bronze scroll feet.

Lot 268, French Kingwood and marquetry inlaid Gueridon. Estimate: £400 - £600

 

Dawsons has a successful history in taking Martin Brothers’ items to auction - read more here: Martin Brothers Sale Results, and we have a fantastic Martin Brothers large double-sided stoneware face jug, dated 1899, modelled in relief to both sides with a grinning face and white-highlighted eyes.

Lot 545, Martin Brothers large double-sided stoneware face jug. Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

 

Paintings and pictures form a significant part of our July sale, and we have many splendid works on show this month, including; English Naive School, 18th century, Portrait of a dapple-grey horse and groom in a landscape, oil on canvas, signed P.L. and dated 1772.

Lot 23, English Naive School, 18th century, Portrait of a dapple-grey horse and groom. Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

 

Whilst we also have work by Josef Herman (1911-2000) Polish/British, 'The Little Street', 1953 (and later), a figure before houses with a tree to their side, oil on panel in a contemporary frame. The reverse includes a hand-written note by the artist: 'This painting is the last painting I painted in Ystradgynlais in 1953, but repainted many parts and completed the picture in 1979'. 

Lot 1, Josef Herman oil on panel, 'The Little Street'. Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

 

 Livio Benedetti (1946-2014) Italian, a large abstract bronze study of a seated figure, arms folded on their knees, inscribed signature to side.

Lot 414, A Livio Benedetti abstract bronze study of a seated figure. Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

 

Dawsons have a strong link to Rene Lalique, read more here: A Touch of Glass, and we are delighted to be taking to auction an Art Deco Lalique cased frosted glass 'Marguerites' 922 pattern vase (1930s), the ovoid body decorated with tumbling daisy flowers, engraved mark to base 'R. Lalique France'.

Lot 509, An Art Deco Lalique cased frosted glass 'Marguerites' vase. Estimate: £600 - £800

 

Of historical British interest, we are privileged to be able to offer for sale: The Waterloo medal. Awarded to James Broad of the 1st Battalion of the 32nd of foot (Cornwall) regiment, and including the correct ribbon.

Lot 467, The Waterloo medal. Estimate: £300 - £500

 

Whilst of historical American Interest, going under the hammer will be an early 19th-century velum land grant indenture signed by James Monroe President Of The United States of America. The document detailing the grant of one hundred and sixty acres near Illinois Sergeant Anthony Pichevine (?) of Bennett's company of artillery. Signed James Monroe and dated 1818.

Lot 475, 19th-century velum land grant indenture signed by James Monroe President Of The United States of America. Estimate: £150 - £200

 

Click to view the sale in fullThe July Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art Catalogue

The team of experts at Dawsons are always happy to provide a free verbal appraisal and auction valuation; regularly consigning an array of wonderful items to our monthly Fine Art & Antiques sale. We can also provide insurance valuations, where required.

Please do get in touch, should you any Fine Art or Antiques that you are keen to have valued. We would love to hear from you:

0207 431 9445 / info@DawsonsAuctions.co.uk